Portland events calendar for April 2015. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Portland, Oregon.

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April 2015

Enjoy the best Portland events, festivals, and things to do in April 2015 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Tulip festival

April 1 - 30, 2015 (March 27 - May 3)

35 miles south

See 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom, visit the gift shop & cafe, and check the weekend-events schedule for Tulip Fest at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn.

Beer and wine festival

April 3 - 4, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Spring Beer & Wine Fest brings 80 Northwest beers, wines and spirits, gourmet food, chocolate, cheese, and chef seminars to Oregon Convention Center.

Scooter party

April 3 - 5, 2015

Portland locations

Spring Scoot is a weekend of rides and social events for riders of mopeds, scooters, and bicycles. Free.

Wine tasting in Columbia River Gorge

April 3 - 26, 2015

100 miles east

Buy a passport for weekend tastings and events at dozens of wineries during April Passport Month.

Rabbit romp at the zoo

April 4, 2015

3 miles west

Oregon Zoo Rabbit Romp features candy-egg hunts by age group every 20 minutes, bunnies to pet, bunny crafts, and games at the Oregon Zoo.

Egg hunt at the dairy

April 4, 2015

6.4 miles SW

Children from 3 to 5 and from 6 to 8 hunt for candy and prizes at the Easter Egg Hunt at Alpenrose Dairy.

Easter egg hunts

April 4 - 5, 2015

Portland locations

See a list of Portland Area Easter Egg Hunts or a list of Oregon Easter Egg Hunts by County.

Easter restaurants

April 5, 2015

Portland locations

OpenTable has a list of restaurants offering special menus for Easter.

Auto parts swap meet

April 9 - 12, 2015

7 miles north

Choose from 2 auto-parts swap meets this weekend.

Ashland film festival

April 9 - 13, 2015

285 miles south

Ashland Independent Film Festival features world class films, locally made films, after-parties, awards, and filmmaker panels in downtown Ashland.

Wine tasting

April 10, 2015

1 mile NW

Get a taste from 25 Columbia Gorge wineries at Portland Grand Tasting at Cerulean Skies Winery.
April 2015

Ghost conference

April 10 - 12, 2015

15 miles south

Oregon Ghost Conference features guest speakers, classes, vendors, special investigations, social events, and ghost tours of historic Oregon City.

Historic kitchen tour

April 11, 2015

Portland locations

Get renovation ideas by visiting 8 restored, historic homes on the self-guided Old House Revival Tour.

Orchid show

April 11 - 12, 2015

1.5 miles NE

See thousands of blooming orchids on display and for sale at the Oregon Orchid Show & Sale, billed as the largest orchid show in the Pacific Northwest, at Ambridge Event Center.

Hood River Blossom Festival

April 11 - 26, 2015

81 miles east

Drive the 35-mile Fruit Loop to see blossoming fruit trees, stop at farms, taste beer or wine, and visit a craft fair at the fairgrounds during Hood River Blossom Fest. See schedule.

Bridge to Brews

April 12, 2015

2 miles north

The Bridge to Brews 8k and 10k run/walk begins and ends at the Widmer Brothers Brewery and goes over the Fremont and Broadway bridges.

Portland Lindy Exchange

April 17 - 19, 2015

Portland locations

Lindy hop dancers gather during Portland Lindy Exchange for dancing to jazz and swing bands at venues all over the city.

Hardy plant sale

April 18 - 19, 2015

7 miles north

Shop for new and time-tested plants as well as garden art at Hortlandia, a plant and art sale run by Hardy Plant Society of Oregon (HPSO) at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Pet fair

April 18 - 19, 2015

7 miles north

Bring your pet to Northwest Pet & Companion Fair to shop for supplies, see a pet fashion show, play with pets, or even adopt at Portland Expo Center. Free.

Taste of the Nation

April 23, 2015 (uncertain)

0.5 mile NW

Enjoy gourmet food from 30 restaurants, fine wine and beer from 25 wineries and breweries, cocktails, local music, and a silent auction at Taste of the Nation Portland in McMenamins Crystal Ballroom.

Extreme motorsports race

April 24 - 26, 2015

Oregon locations

Oregon Trail Rally begins Friday evening at Portland International Raceway with a rally and driver meet & greet. Dufur and Hood River also host spectator events for this race on gravel logging roads.

Giant art show

April 24 - 26, 2015

1.5 miles NE

Local artists’ guilds join forces to sell ceramic, metal, wood, glass, bead, and handwoven art at Gathering of the Guilds at Oregon Convention Center. Free.

Astoria seafood festival

April 24 - 26, 2015

87 miles NW

Astoria Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival features coastal cuisine, arts and crafts, and wine tasting. Children are free on Sunday.

82nd Avenue of Roses Parade

April 25, 2015

6 miles SE

The 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade is followed by a carnival and car show at Eastport Plaza. Free.

Agricultural festival

April 25 - 26, 2015

46 miles south

Experience life on the farm. Plant a seedling, ride a pony, watch chicks hatch, pet a rabbit, or even dig for potatoes at Oregon Ag Fest at the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem.

Portland Fashion Week

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

Portland Fashion Week showcases local designers and retailers in juried runway shows with live music at the Oregon Convention Center and satellite locations. Repeats in Sept.

Wear a red dress

April 2015 (undated)

1.5 miles NE

Men and women wear red dresses, drink red cocktails, and dance at the Red Dress Party for charity at Sandbox Studio.

Bizarre miniature golf

April 2015 (undated)

0.5 miles south

Smash Putt is weird mechanized miniature golf with interactive art, robots, golf-ball cannons, and a bar at 140 NW 4th Ave. Must be age 21 with ID.


April 2015 (undated)

8 miles SW

The School of Oregon Ballet Theatre showcases its best aspiring dancers at an Annual Performance at Newmark Theatre.

Food cart festival

April 2015 (undated)

1 mile SE

Buy a ticket to taste samples from 50 food carts at Eat Mobile in the parking lot of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI).
Next month:May 2015

April 2015 calendar of events in Portland, OR. Best events, fairs, festivals, and things to do in Portland, Oregon.     steve.davis@events12.com